"Obviously Brendan being here was a massive pull for me," said Joe Allen, explaining his eagerness to make the switch from Swansea to Liverpool. "His whole footballing philosophy and the fantastic two years I had under him at Swansea will I’m sure be great with me making the transition and I’m raring to get started."
As for Rodgers' system, "It's based around a passing style of football which I’m sure these fantastic supporters will love. You look at the world class talent that’s in that dressing room and I’m sure it’ll only get the best out of them. There's quality players throughout the squad and there's going to be competition for every single place in that starting eleven—even to get on the bench.
"Everyone will have their work cut out and everyone will have to make sure that they work day in, day out to the best of their abilities to compete for those places."